Fresh Strawberry Mint Lemonade

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Fresh Strawberry Mint Lemonade. It's the perfect way to freshen up your lemonade for all your summer parties!

 

This recipe is just in time for all your summer parties coming up. I can’t wait to try it with raspberries, mangoes, blackberries, you name it! Making a couple different fruit purees for your prepared lemonades would make for a really fun lemonade bar! Try it, you will love it.

Fresh Strawberry Mint Lemonade. It's the perfect way to freshen up your lemonade for all your summer parties!

Fresh Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound fresh strawberries (about 12-20 strawberries), hulled and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint
  • Lemonade
  • Ice
  • Garnish {optional}: Lemon slices, whole strawberries, fresh mint sprigs

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  2. Add sprigs of mint to lemonade, place in the fridge
  3. In a shallow baking dish, toss the strawberries with 2 Tbsp of sugar. Arrange them in an even layer and roast for 25 minutes, or until the berries are soft, slightly darkened and juicy. Remove from the oven and let cool
  4. While strawberries are roasting make your simple syrup. Place 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool completely
  5. Transfer cooled strawberries to a blender a blender {include the strawberry juice} and purée until smooth. Gradually add simple syrup until you reach your desired level of sweetness. {Amount depends on level of sweetness desired, ripeness of strawberries, etc. Save remaining syrup for future use}
  6. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to let the flavors mingle
  7. Pour lemonade into ice-filled glasses, place spoonfuls of strawberry purée into lemonade

Garnish with lemon slices, strawberries, and fresh mint for added taste and fanciness

Recipe adapted from Domesticate Me

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6 Comments

  1. June 23, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    This sounds so lovely on a hot day! My mint, btw, is going crazy with the hot weather we’ve been having!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday! I peeked in earlier, but didn’t get a chance to comment before now! Have a great weekend!

    Mollie

  2. June 21, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    One of our favorite restaurants has a great strawberry lemonade, so I love the idea of doing it myself at home. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays. I featured you today 🙂

  3. June 14, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    I love a good strawberry lemonade. I bet my son would love this too. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!

  4. June 14, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    I love the idea of a lemonade bar for a summer party! Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.

  5. June 13, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    This sounds like the perfect drink for summer! I love all of these flavors!

  6. June 12, 2016 / 8:33 am

    That little model sure seems to be enjoying his treat!! Thanks for linking up at What’s for Dinner

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